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Earls Colne Manor Court Rolls (ERO D/DPr77)

1.12.1624 (Friday 1 December 1624)

document 38200020

to this court came Edw Cressner gentleman in person and in this same full and open court separately surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of the now steward one croft of land now divided into two parts containing by estimation 8a of land with their appurtenances late parcel of the demesne lands of this manor lying in a field called Lowfield below Chefen adjoining the herd house from the conduit and three crofts of land called Bromede Crofts lying in Earls Colne late parcel of the demesne lands of this manor which two crofts of land contain by estimation about 16a lying in Lowfield below the dwelling house sometime of Jn Wroo and afterwards of Sibil Reynolds widow on one part and adjoining a croft of land called Kevitts Field now or late in the hands of the lord one the other part as by a court roll held for the said manor monday being 20.10.1578 clearly shown to the use and behoof of Rich Buller and his heirs to whom the same said Rich Buller here present in court the lord by his said steward separately granted and delivered seisin thereof by the rod to have to himself the aforesaid Rich and his heirs to hold from the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the separate rents customs and servic es thereunto belonging and by right accustomed and he made to the lord fine and fealty and was admitted separately etc and afterwards at the same said court came Antho Tassell in person and complained against the aforesaid Rich Buller of a plea of land viz of     of land with appurtenances namely now of the said croft of land now divided in two lying in the field called Lowfield and three crofts of land called Bromede Crofts which said two crofts of land contain by estimation 16a with appurtenances in the said Earls Colne within the jurisdiction of this court and held separately from the lord of this manor as of the said manor by copy of a roll of court according to the custom of the same said manor and protested to present his said complaint against the aforesaid Rich Buller in the form and nature of a writ of our lord the now king of letters patent at the common law and he found pledge to prosecute his said complaint namely Jn Doe and Rich Roe and sought process for himself to be made thereof against the aforesaid Rich Buller to return here at the next court to be held for the said manor etc to reply for himself to the aforesaid Antho Tassell of the said plea and it is granted to him etc and the same day is given etc but the said Rich Buller present here in court in person freely appeared and sought licence of the court that he himself should be admitted to reply to the aforesaid Antho Tassell in the said plea without further process being directed against him and it is granted to him and upon this the said Antho Tassell in person sought against the aforesaid Rich Buller himself of the said croft of land now divided in two lying in a field called Lowfield and three crofts of land called Bromede Crofts which said two crofts of land contain by estimation 16a with appurtenances in the said Earls Colne within the jurisdiction of this court and are held separately from the lord of this manor as of the said manor by copy of a roll etc as his right and inheritance and whereof the same said Antho said that he was seised of the said tenements with appurtenances in his demesne as of fee and right according to the custom of the said manor in the time of peace in the time of our lord the now king by taking thereof the profits to the value etc and whereof the said Rich Buller unjustly took possession from him and that such should be his right etc and the said Rich Buller came in person and defended his right to the said Antho Tassell and his seisin of such seisin etc whenever etc and altogether etc and whatever etc and most of all of the said tenements with appurtenances as of fee and right from a time out of memory of man by right of use and approval and he called thereof to warranty the said Edw Cressner who present here in court in person freely appeared and warranted the said tenements with appurtenances to him and upon this the said Antho Tassell complained against Edw Cressner himself tenant by his warranty of the said tenements with appurtenances in the said form and whereof he said that he was seised of the said tenements with appurtenances in his demesne as of fee and right according to the custom of the said manor in the time of peace in the time of our lord the now king by taking thereof the profits to the value etc and whereof the said Rich Buller unjustly took possession thereof from him and that such should be his right etc and upon this the said Edw Cressner tenant by his said warranty defended his said right to Antho Tassell and his seisin of such seisins etc whenever etc and altogether etc and whatever etc and most of all of the said tenements with appurtenances as of fee and right and according to the custom of the said manor and he called thereof to warranty Hen Dove who present here in court in person freely appeared and warranted to him the said tenements with appurtenances and upon this the said Antho Tassell complained against Hen Dove himself tenant by his said warranty of the said tenements with appurtenances in the said form and whereof he says that he claims he was seised of the said tenements with appurtenances in his demesne as of fee and right according to the custom of the said manor in the time of peace in the time of our lord the now king by taking thereof the profits to the value etc and whereof he said that Rich Buller unjustly took possession thereof from him and that such should be his right etc and the said Hen Dove tenant by his said warranty defended his said right to Antho Tassell and his seisin of such seisins etc whenever etc and altogether etc and whatever etc and most of all of the said tenements with appurtenances as of fee and right according to the custom of the said manor and he put himself thereof on the grand assize of our lord the now king according to the custom of the said manor and he sought recognition thereof whether he himself should have the greater right to hold the said tenements with appurtenances according to the custom of the said manor for himself and his heirs as tenant thereof by his said warranty or whether the said Antho Tassell should have the said tenements with appurtenances according to the custom of the said manor as he himself sought above and the said Antho Tassell sought licence thereof to implead unto the hour of one o'clock this same day and it was granted to him and the same hour was given to the aforesaid Hen Dove here etc and afterwards the said Antho Tassell returned here into court in person at the same said hour of one o'clock but the said Hen Dove although solemnly required did not return but in contempt of court went away and made default therefore according to the custom of the said manor from a time out of memory of man by right of use and approval it is considered by the court here that the said Antho Tassell should recover his seisin against the said Rich Buller of the said tenements with appurtenances to hold to the same said Antho and his heirs according to the custom of the said manor in peace of the aforesaid Rich Buller and his heirs and of the aforesaid Edw Cressner and his heirs and of the aforesaid Hen Dove and his heirs and that the said Rich Buller should have of the customary lands of the aforesaid Edw Cressener to the value etc within the jurisdiction etc and that the aforesaid Edw Cressner similarly should have of the customary lands of the aforesaid Hen Dove to the value etc within the jurisdiction etc and the same said Hen Dove is in mercy etc and upon this the said Antho Tassell according to the custom of the said manor sought a precept of the lord of the manor to be directed to the bailiff of this same manor and minister of this court to give to him full seisin of the said lands with appurtenances in the form of the said recovery and it is granted to him returnable here this same day the court sitting and afterwards on this same day into full court came the aforesaid Antho Tassell and Jn Parker bailiff of the said manor and minister of this court who now here in court swore that he himself by virtue of the said precept directed to him this same day gave to the aforesaid Antho Tassell seisin of the said tenements with appurtenances as by that precept he was commanded according to the custom of the said manor etc and upon this the lord in further execution of the said recovery by his said steward separately granted and delivered to the same said Antho Tassell seisin of and in the said tenements with appurtenances by the rod to have for himself and his heirs to hold from the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the separate rents customs and services thereunto belonging and by right accustomed and he gave to the lord his fine as is shown etc and made fealty to the lord and was admitted etc and afterwards in this same court the aforesaid Rich Buller Edw Cressner and Hen Dove in person surrendered remitted released and quitclaimed for themselves and their heirs and the heirs of any of them to the aforesaid Antho Tassell in his full and peaceful possession and existing seisin all their right estate title claim interest and demand whatsoever and of any of them which any of them should have or has or in any way in the future should have or any of them has will have or should have of or in the said premises or in any of the premises thereof thus viz that neither they themselves now any of them nor their heirs or any heir of theirs should be able or ought to demand claim or seek any rights titles claims interests or demands of or in the said premises or in any parcel thereof of the rest but by all these actions etc and afterwards in the same court the court sitting came the aforesaid Antho Tassell in person and in this same full court surrendered into the hands of the lord by the hands of the aforesaid steward first the said croft of land now divided in two lying in the field called Lowfield containing by estimation 8a of land and the said three crofts of land called Bromede Crofts and which said two crofts of land contain by estimation 16a with appurtenances lying in Lowfield and all and singular other the said premises to the use and behoof of the aforesaid Edw Cressner and his heirs to whom the same said Edw present here in court the lord by his said steward granted and delivered thereof seisin by the rod to have for himself and his heirs forever to hold separately from the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the separate rents customs and services thereunto belonging and by right accustomed and he made thereof fine and fealty and was admitted etc